Lab Med 2014 ;45(4):e156-7
Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA Clinical Laboratories, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian and Shadyside Hospitals, Pittsburgh, PA McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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Endocr Pract 2008 Apr;14(3):337-9
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45208, USA.
Objective: To identify patients with an inaccurate diagnosis of hypoglycemia and discuss predisposing factors.
Methods: We describe our patient's clinical presentation, laboratory work-up, hospital course, and follow-up and review similar cases from the literature.
Results: A 27-year-old woman with Raynaud phenomenon was admitted because of symptomatic hypoglycemia. Read More
A A Case Rep 2015 Jul;5(1):13-4
From the Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
Perioperative hypoglycemia has been associated with adverse outcomes. Consequently, perioperative monitoring of blood glucose using convenient point-of-care (POC) monitors is frequently used. Although venous or arterial glucose POC testing has been cleared for use in critically ill hospitalized patients, the results of capillary glucose POC testing should be interpreted with caution because capillary POC samples are usually less reliable than those obtained from arterial or venous sites. Read More
Diabetes Technol Ther 2008 Jun;10(3):169-77
Critical Care Initiatives, Inc, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Background: Recent evidence emphasizes the importance of maintaining normoglycemia in critically ill patients to reduce morbidity and mortality. Different analytical methods of varying accuracy exist for obtaining and measuring blood glucose in critically ill patients. The purpose of this study was to determine if there were differences in blood glucose values measured by whole blood capillary and arterial samples using three different bedside blood glucose meters and a blood gas analyzer as compared to a reference blood glucose analyzer. Read More
Clin Chim Acta 2008 Oct 18;396(1-2):10-3. Epub 2008 Jun 18.
Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, United States.
Background: Point of care (POC) glucose meters are routinely used to monitor glucose levels for patients on tight glycemic control therapy. We determined if glucose values were different for a POC glucose meter as compared to the main clinical laboratory for medical intensive care unit patients on a tight glycemic protocol and whether the site of blood sampling had a significant impact on glucose values.
Methods: Eighty-four patients (114 paired samples) who were on a tight glycemic protocol in the period November 2005 through August 2006 were enrolled. Read More